Original Repository: Howard University. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Charles R. Drew Papers
Courtesy of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.
Resumes (personnel records)
Biographical Resume (Cont.) (2)
Drew, Charles Richard
Feb. 1941 -- Director, Red Cross Blood Bank, New York City; Assistant Director of Blood Procurement for the National Research
Council; In charge of collection of blood for use by the United States Army and Navy
April 1941 -- Certified by the American Board of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.
Oct. 1941 -- Professor of Surgery, Howard University; Chief Surgeon, Freedmen's Hospital
Examiner, American Board of Surgery
Jan. 1944 -- Chief-of-Staff, Freedmen's Hospital
July 1944 -- Spingarn Medal. Awarded on the basis of work done in research and organization of the British and American Blood
and Plasma Projects
Aug. 1944 -- Chairman, Surgical Section of the National Medical Association
1945 -- Member, Board of Trustees, District of Columbia Branch of the National Poliomyelitis Foundation
D. Sc. Degree (Honorary), Virginia State College, Petersburg, Va.
1946 - 48 -- Medical Director, Freedmen's Hospital
1947 -- Member, Board of Trustees, National Society for Crippled Children
Member, Board of Directors, District of Columbia Chapter of American Cancer Society
1948 -- Member, Dean's Committee, Veteran's Administration Hospital, Tuskegee, Ala.
Dr. Drew met an untimely death in an automobile accident near Burlington, N.C. between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April
1, 1950. Dr. Drew is survived by his wife Minnie Lenore Robbins Drew, their four children, Bebe Roberta 9 yrs.; Charliene
Rosella 7 yrs.; Rhea Sylvia 6 yrs. and Charles Richard, Jr. 5 yrs. Also are his mother, Mrs. Nora Drew, a brother, Joseph;
two sisters, Nora Gregory and Eva Johnson.